Forecast: Heat continues to build in Tampa Bay with little relief

Temperatures will continue to climb into the 90s as the week goes on.
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Published May 21

Think lightweight fabrics and hydration as you head out this week. It's hot and getting hotter, with no signs of relief.

Temperatures reached the low 90s Monday afternoon and will be the same, if not higher, Tuesday as things are expected to top out around 92. Overnight lows Tuesday into Wednesday, and through the week, should only drop into the 70s.

Rain chances Tuesday are relatively low, with a 20-30 percent chance of an isolated storm or showers developing toward the coast in the early evening. If rain does come, it'll likely linger into early Wednesday with a few showers, but skies should be clear by sun-up.

As the week goes on, the National Weather Service said temperatures will continue to climb into the middle 90s. Rain chances remain low as more dry air moves into the region and winds remain light, knocking out any relief from the breeze.

Some areas inland could even hit the triple digits by the weekend, the Weather Service said.

Meanwhile, Subtropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the season, formed Monday, but poses no threat to Florida and will dissipate in the Atlantic by Wednesday.

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Contact Daniel Figueroa IV at dfigueroa@tampabay.com. Follow @danuscripts.

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